Carlos Fuentes Essays

  • The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

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    The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes The Old Gringo is a fiction novel written by one of Latin America's most renowned and eloquent authors, Carlos Fuentes. Filled with war, adventure, love and more, this novel takes you back to the Mexican revolution fought in 1912. This contemporary fiction is based on many themes found and experienced by the main characters in this novel. The relationship between Mexico and the United States, the drive to find one's true self and the different ways two men need

  • Symbolism In Aura By Carlos Fuentes

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    represents. Though not all stories have symbolism, those that do possess more excitement than those that do not. In the novella Aura by Carlos Fuentes, there is an extensive use of symbolism. James Hall wrote the article “Why You Should Use Symbolism in Your Writing” on symbolism that helps to describe why Fuentes’ use of symbolism is important in Aura. Fuentes uses symbolism to hide the climax of the story and also to

  • Carlos Fuentes By Jerónimo De Aguilar

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    “The Two Shores” by Carlos Fuentes is a novella discussing Hernán Cortés’s conquest of Latin America. This novella is narrated by Jerónimo de Aguilar who shares his story from the grave. Aguilar presents these multiple personalities to go in sync with the title “The Two Shores.” This paper explores the ability of Fuentes to write a story of the blending of two cultures, hence the title. Fuentes creates a theme of “dual identity” through the character, Jerónimo de Aguilar by introducing a two-faced

  • The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

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    Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes author of The Death of Artemio Cruz has used his novel to show how Mexico has been transformed and molded into its present state through the use of his character Artemio Cruz. Fuentes uses Cruz to bring together a historical truth about the greedy capital seekers, robber barons, if you will, who after the revolution brought Mexico directly back to into the situation it was in before and during the Revolution. Fuentes wrote the novel in nineteen

  • A Brief Biography of Carlos Fuentes

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    Carlos Fuentes Who was Carlos Fuentes? Carlos Fuentes was one of the most recognized Mexican writers. Fuentes most distinguished by his talent of writing about countries, for his strength, passion of writing, and for the great person he was. Fuentes left a legend in the Mexican and Latin children. His father Rafael Fuentes Boettiger and mother Bertha Macias Rivas. Fuentes father was a Mexican diplomat and Representative of Mexico. His father became the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D. C. Between

  • Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

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    20 por ciento de los habitantes en pobreza absoluta. Los 30 por ciento que queda están compuestos de la clase media. La primera fuente de ingresos es la exportación de petróleo y gas del sureste del país. La segunda fuente de ingresos es el dinero los mexicanos que están en el extranjero retornan a México. México tiene agricultura e industria también, pero no son fuentes principales. Jul Eirik: Turismo y vida cultural Atracciones turísticas en el país En México hay muchas atracciones turísticas.

  • Carlos Fuentes Aura

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    In Carlos Fuentes novel “Aura”, many things could be considered experimental. One of the most striking and obvious moments of this is his use of second person point of view and the narrative style. Second person point of view lends a dreamy, distanced effect to the text, and also works to remove an additional layer of identity from the characters as well. There are so many individual interesting aspects to this novel, that combined together they create something that reads off the page as absolutely

  • Symbolism in Fuentes' Aura

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    On the surface, Fuentes' Aura is a very strange and eerie book. It draws you in and keeps you there, forcing you to read the book to its very end. Just below the surface, a world of symbolism, words and parallels lead to a greater understanding of what is happening throughout this captivating tale. Skimming the surface of the story, an abundance of symbols can be signaled out, but a recurrence of symbols is very important. One of the most prevalent symbols found in this story is the darkness of

  • Exile From Self

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    previously palpable and familiar. Bewitchingly, love alters the conscience and authors its decisions. It is the facilitator of exile from oneself, and is brilliantly woven into the lives of the characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Odour of Chrysanthemums and Carlos Fuentes’s Aura; albeit sometimes in antagonistic ways. I identified with the characters in these dramas as their secrets were strewn across the pages. I was amazed at the similarities between their world and mine; the rancor that was stirred within

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Magic Realism

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude - Magic Realism One Hundred Years of Solitude  Magic realism is a literary form in which odd, eerie, and dreamlike tales are related as if the events were commonplace. Magic realism is the opposite of the "once-upon-a-time" style of story telling in which the author emphasizes the fantastic quality of imaginary events. In the world of magic realism, the narrator speaks of the surreal so naturally it becomes real. Magic realism can be traced back to Jorge Luis Borges

  • Music Analysis: Mariachi Fuego Directed By Michael Espinoza

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    Mariachi Fuego directed by Michael Espinoza it’s a band of 18 members, but unfortunately, only 4 of them could perform that day. One of the members was playing the guitar, the other a trumpet, the other a vihuela, and the last one a violin. They all present themselves as UIC students, except for Michael who is a High School teacher at Benito Juarez and teaches Mariachi music. He mentions that schools are now offering Mariachi classes to everyone who wants to learn, something that schools didn’t

  • The Old Gringo Gender Roles

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    Within The Old Gringo, an elderly American writer, who lost both his sons due to suicide, decides to leave his old life behind to seek death in the middle of the Mexican revolution. He comes across the army of Pancho Villa which is led by General Arroyo. General Arroyo and his group had just freed land from the wealthy Miranda family. At the hacienda, the old man meets Harriet Winslow, who is hired to tutor the young Miranda children. However, when she arrives, the family had already fled with

  • Fente Ovejuna Sparknotes

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    Braquece Smith, 1318836, Theatre 1331, Fuente Ovejuna Fuente Ovejuna is a play written by the Spanish playwright, Lope de Vega. It was first published Madrid in 1619 as a reincarnation of an actual historical event that took place in the actual city of Fuente Ovejuna. The University of Houston’s theatre department put on a production of Fuente Ovejuna, successfully recreating the play’s story and theme with the use of superb acting, enveloping set pieces, and convincing costumes. This play takes

  • Green Grow The Rushes, O

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    The origin of the word gringo has been speculated to be born from multiple scenarios; one claim is that it arose from the song “Green Grow the Rushes, O”. This song is sung by the American soldiers during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The idea was as stated by Nellie Bly, is that Mexicans only heard the lyric “Green Grow the Rushes, O”. As a result, from the Mexicans point of view, the first two words sounded to them “grin go” combined gringo, they then continued to refer to the American

  • The Role Of Men And Women In The Crystal Frontier By Carlos Fuentes

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    men and women creates a heavy conflict today. One of the most significant conflicts that stems from these traditional conceptions of gender is the propagation of a patriarchal society in which women are often exploited by seemingly powerful men. Carlos Fuentes, the author of the book titled The Crystal Frontier, highlights this conflict in the numerous short stories within this book. However, the short story “Malintzin of the Maquilas” gives

  • Comparison Of Chromosomal Imperialism In 'Spoils' By Carlos Fuentes

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    In The Crystal Frontier, Carlos Fuentes presents two of his main characters in much a similar fashion; in Spoils, we find Dionisio is a world-renowned chef and cuisine connoisseur, and also a fervent critic of American cuisine and culture. Dionisio believes that through his country’s chromosomal imperialism, Mexico will be able to solidify its sphere of influence in America; however, when he travels to the United States, he indulges in the same institutions that he ridicules when he lives in Mexico

  • Paul 's Unhealthy Desire in Paul's Case

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    dreamed of leaving town. For instance, he was exhilarated by the Venetian scenes and streets of Paris depicted in the picture gallery. He loved to listen to his father speak of "palaces in Venice, yachts on the Mediterranean, and high play at Monte Carlo" (202). Also, when no one paid attention to his stories, Paul announced to his classmates that he would be leaving to travel for a while. These acts foreshadow Paul's fleeing to New York. The fact that he actually stole money to take this trip shows

  • Criticism Of Diego Velàzquez's Las Meninas, Sebastiàn de Morra, and Baltasar Carlos and a Dwarf

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    Because of Velàzquez’ great skill in merging color, light, space, rhythm of line, and mass in such a way that all have equal value, he was known as “the painter’s painter,” as demonstrated in the paintings Las Meninas, Sebastiàn de Morra, and Baltasar Carlos and a Dwarf. Las Meninas is a pictorial summary and a commentary on the essential mystery of the visual world, as well as on the ambiguity that results when different states or levels interact or are juxtaposed. The painting of The Royal Family also

  • Carlo Ginzburg's Night Battles vs. Keith Tomas' Religion and the Decline of Magic

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    Carlo Ginzburg's Night Battles vs. Keith Thomas' Religion and the Decline of Magic Carlo Ginzburg’s Night Battles depicts the relationships that existed concerning magic and the use of witchcraft as they where believed by both the popular and the elite concerning the benandanti in the Italian area of Friuli. Keith Thomas’ Religion and the Decline of Magic does a similar thing except his subject area is in the whole of England and includes more information and examples of the beliefs and practices

  • The Godfather

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    his life was so terrible and Sunny's life was so good. Vito also had a daughter, Connie who went through the pain of the family business and she was not even involved in it. The movie starts off at the wedding of Connie and her husband Carlo. Vito promises Carlo a good future, but will not ever let him be a part of the family business. After the wedding, Virgo Salatso, a herione dealer from Italy is looking for the Corleone family backing by money and protection from the law, as they have control